WHY I CHOSE MARBLE COUNTER TOPS

It is no secret that I despised my kitchen counter tops. The first thing you see when entering my house is the kitchen, so naturally it should be good. Shockingly I loved everything about the kitchen when moving in (the subway tile back-splash, the simple cabinetry, the pulls, appliances, and layout) except, and this is […]

GUEST BATH REVAMP

Sivan Ayla Abode

  You probably don’t know much about my bathrooms, and that’s for good reason. They are the most basic–in every shitty / generic way possible–bathrooms while still being “livable.” Since my house was renovated prior to me moving in I felt bad tearing up bathrooms and a kitchen that I essentially paid for. So I […]

HOW TO DECORATE ON A BUDGET

Nothing excites me more than home decor, nothing! Since I was a teenager I had this obsession with styling my parent’s house. At the time I was very into Shabby Chic and started painting all our furniture white and distressing it myself (because Shabby Chic the brand is extremely expensive). My mom loved it, but […]

8 LESSONS I LEARNED IN MY FIRST YEAR OWNING A HOUSE

OK, this week was pretty big for me. I was finally able to reveal my Jonathan Adler collab, share images from my mostly-finished home, launched my YouTube channel with a home tour video, and now, wrapping it all up with a post about what I learned in my first year of home-owning. It’s been quite […]

SIVAN AYLA ABODE

Our kitchen / dining is in an open-concept space that I absolutely love. There is also a small sitting room right off the kitchen that desperately needs furniture! So it’s been about a month living in the new house and let me tell you, it is a lot of work. We were lucky enough to […]